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Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Studies are underway assessing the effects of 5G frequencies on one's health, including one by the World Health Organization

ANTI-5G. Opponent of the deployment of antennas for the 5G mobile network service, Swiss Olivier Pahud, holds a placard reading '4G good enough' during a protest staged the four of each month in Geneva, on September 4, 2019. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP


Trump, Johnson talk 5G and trade ahead of G7 summit

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:28 AM

The United States is leaning hard on allies to keep out Chinese companies from the fast emerging 5G cellular market

5G TECHNOLOGY. People attend an event to officially announce the achievement of full 5G coverage in Monaco on July 9, 2019. Photo by Valery Hache/ AFP

Globe 5G fixed wireless service now available in Pasig barangay

Jul 31, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Globe claims that by September the service will be available in more areas including Greenpark in Cainta, Rizal; Woodland Hills in Carmona, Cavite; and Carissa Homes 2A and 2B, Palmera Homes in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

GLOBE 5G ROUTER. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

Jul 10, 2019 - 1:59 PM

For Huawei vice president Guo Ping, amid all the controversies, the rollout in Monaco represents a major opportunity despite the small size of territory covered

MONACO 5G. People attend an event to officially announce the achievement of full 5G coverage in Monaco on July 9, 2019. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP)


With Air Fiber 5G, Globe becomes 1st to offer 5G in Southeast Asia, 3rd in Asia

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G is a fixed service much like traditional wired fiber services, except a base station beams connectivity to the home as opposed to delivering it via a last-mile wired connection

GLOBE 5G ROUTER. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


First 5G iPhones to launch in 2020 – report

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:02 PM

5G is reportedly coming to two new iPhone models: a 5.4-inch and a 6.7-inch one

IPHONE X. A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP


Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Huawei signs a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year

Kremlin photo from Shutterstock


China grants 5G licenses for commercial use

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:53 PM

State-owned telecom providers China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Broadcasting Network Corporation receive business licences to operate 5G digital cellular mobile communication services

Huawei chairman says ready to sign 'no-spy' deal with UK

May 15, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'We are willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves, to commit our equipment to meeting the no-spy, no back-door standards,' Huawei chairman Liang Hua says

Globe to pilot 5G in June 2019

May 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Globe says the commercial pilot launch this June will be for home subscribers outside Metro Manila

Britain's FM urges caution over Huawei role in 5G network

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:36 PM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China's Huawei to build the UK 5G network

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives to attend a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day in Westminster Abbey in London on April 25, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:19 PM

South Korea's 3 mobile carriers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – hold launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10 5G, whose base version costs 1.39 million won, or $1,200

SAMSUNG'S 5G PHONE. The day's first Korea Telecom 5G customers receive a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone at a KT launch event in Seoul on April 5, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

South Korea launches 5G networks early to secure world first

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:34 PM

(UPDATED) Three top telecom providers – SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus – begin their 5G services at 11 pm South Korea time, Wednesday, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5

5G LAUNCH. SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho delivers a speech during a launch event for the company's 5G mobile network, in Seoul on April 3, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP


South Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The superfast communications heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids

5G IN SOUTH KOREA. SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho delivers a speech during a launch event for the company's 5G mobile network, in Seoul on April 3, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

PLDT Enterprise aims to stay at the forefront of innovation in 2019

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The group is focusing on 5G evolution, the Internet of Things (IoT), and ICT as major enablers in the Philippines’ digital transformation

World’s first 5G phone to launch April 5 in South Korea – reports

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:18 AM

South Korea may be the first to have a commercially available 5G phone, just days apart from US Verizon's April 11 launch for its Motorola Z3 with 5G attachment

GALAXY S10 5G. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Germany launches 5G auction amid row with U.S. over Huawei

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The German Federal Network Agency will start the auction in Mainz at 0900 GMT on March 19. The process will allocate 41 different frequency blocks.

PLDT on the Huawei question

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Take a glimpse at how PLDT and its heads are approaching the US-Huawei situation


Huawei racks up 5G deals at MWC 2019 despite U.S. pressure

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Huawei announces it had signed 10 commercial contracts or partnership agreements for 5G with 10 telecoms operators, including Switzerland's Sunrise, Iceland's Nova, Saudi Arabia's STC, and Turkey's Turkcell.

HUAWEI'S 5G DEALS. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Here are all the 5G phones we saw at MWC 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:21 AM

It's 5G or bust this year

LOOK FOR THE SYMBOL. Some 5G phones bear the 5G symbol to indicate its 5G-readiness. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


LG joins 5G race with V50 ThinQ 5G

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:44 AM

LG also introduces the G8 ThinQ touting gesture-based navigation

Screenshot from LG product page


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G arrives in May 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Along with the 5G version of the Mi Mix 3, we have news on Xiaomi's Mi 9 and one of its 'internet of things' offerings, an LED smart bulb

OPPO 5G phone arrival in Philippines dependent on infrastructure, telco talks

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:06 PM

In Switzerland, Singapore, and Australia, OPPO's 5G phone is expected to arrive in the 2nd quarter of 2019

5G PHONE. OPPO shows a non-commercial model of their first 5G phone.Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Highlights: OPPO Innovation Event 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:12 AM

Expect OPPO's first 5G phone in the second quarter of this year

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


European telecoms' dilemma: Huawei or the highway?

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Experts say Huawei is ahead in terms of the quality of its 5G equipment, but there are fears it could be used for espionage

People walk past a Huawei store in Beijing on December 10, 2018. - China on December 10 protested Canada's "inhumane" treatment of an executive of telecom giant Huawei who is being held on a US extradition bid, following reports she was not getting sufficient medical care. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Huawei warns of action against hostile markets

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Huawei says it could pull out of partnerships in hostile countries as it seeks to counter security concerns in the West over its 5G technology

HUAWEI. Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP


Apple COO claims Qualcomm would not sell them chips for newer iPhones – report

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Apple's soured partnership with Qualcomm may have hurt its chance to release a 5G iPhone early

APPLE. People queue before the opening of the new Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP


8 of the biggest tech headlines of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

We’ve rounded up everything from Elon Musk’s Twitter antics to disinformation campaign in social media

Britain voices 'grave' concerns over China's Huawei

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'I have grave, very deep concerns about Huawei providing the 5G network in Britain. It's something we'd have to look at very closely,' British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson is quoted as saying by The Times.

CONCERNS ABOUT HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018 a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Samsung 5G phone out by first half of 2019 in U.S.

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

A proof of concept will be shown this week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii

S9. Pictured is one of Samsung's 2018 flagships, the S9


PLDT reports 700 Mbps speed in 5G tests, claims 1st 5G video call in PH

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:06 PM

The video call was made between 'Smart 5G cities' Clark and Makati, says the company

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The move follows reports the United States is urging its allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from 5G rollouts over cybersecurity fears.

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Even as top makers like Apple and Samsung unveil new handsets with new features and improved performance, smartphone sales have flattened with most major markets largely saturated

Philippines’ first 5G cell sites fired up in Makati, Clark

Nov 15, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Huawei serves as PLDT's 5G technology partner in Makati while Ericsson serves as the partner in Clark, Pampanga


Samsung hints at foldable phones with folded logo

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The profile pictures of Samsung’s official social pages temporarily change to a folded version of the company logo

Screenshot from Samsung Facebook page


Q&A: Xiaomi's Southeast Asia director on how 5G will change phones

Nov 06, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The speed that 5G promises may unlock a new role for the smartphone as we know it

CHEN. Xiaomi director for Southeast Asia, John Chen at an acclimatization event for their new flagship, the Mi Mix 3. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Q&A: How 5G is shaping up in PH, according to PLDT's Joachim Horn

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:57 AM

5G adoption will be driven first by the enterprise as 5G phones are expected to be too expensive in the early stages

PATH TO 5G. PLDT chief technology advisor Joachim Horn. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Apple's 5G iPhone expected in 2020 - report

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Apple wants to use an Intel 8161 5G modem chip for the 2020 devices

A FUTURE 5G IPHONE? A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

LOOK: Smart 5G banners, 5G-branded vehicles in Clark

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The said promotional materials were put up in conjunction with a Smart event announcing the telco’s plans to deploy their first 5G cell site in the city

5G CITY. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

PLDT, Smart launch first 5G city in Clark, Pampanga

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

5G is over 20 times faster than the current 4G connectivity and opens up possibilities for solving metropolitan problems

SMART 5G IN CLARK. Smart touts Clark as its first 5G City. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Huawei working on 5G foldable phone – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:31 PM

This marks the first time it's been asserted these new foldable phones will run on a 5G network

Executive shows Xiaomi phone with 5G signal

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Xiaomi could be the first to launch a 5G-ready phone

5G-READY. A 5G label appears in the signal indicator of the phone. Photo from Donovan Sung/Twitter


China's Huawei, ZTE blocked from Australia's 5G network

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:15 AM

(UPDATED) The 'involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law' poses a security risk, says the federal government


China ahead of U.S. in 5G race – report

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:13 PM

China reportedly has ten times more sites supporting 5G communications than the US

5G PARK. Huawei is busy developing 5G technologies and products at their headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Optimizing the Philippines for 5G with fiber infrastructure

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:06 PM

More cell sites will be needed as 5G requires a denser network of towers to handle the traffic – a process called network densification

5G INCOMING. Mobile phones with 5G are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 22, 2016. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP


Nokia to help deploy 5G network in U.S. in $3.5-B deal

Jul 31, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The Finnish company will assist T-Mobile build its new-generation nationwide wireless network, and provide its suite of 5G technology

Samsung heats up 5G race with reveal of 3.5-gigahertz technologies

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The South Korean tech giant claims their equipment is better and safer than that of their rival, China's Huawei Technologies

5G. Network technologies are about to make a big leap as the successor to LTE or 4G networks looms over the horizon. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP


Expect 5G smartphone prototype in early 2019 – Huawei executive

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:01 PM

One design challenge is to keep a 5G phone compact in spite of its 11 antennae compared to 4G phones' 7

NEXT GENERATION. Howy Shu, the senior director and head of 5G New Radio (NR) Wireless Connectivity at Huawei Device Company, shared some of his insights and forecasts of what the technology could bring in the coming years to the media at Shanghai, China last June 27. All photos by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Smart posts speeds of 14.97 Gbps in latest 5G tests

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The tests lay some of the groundwork for future 5G networks in the Philippines

5G TESTS. Smart doubles the speed from their last tests in early June. Photo from Smart


Globe's first 5G-enabled services available by Q2 2019

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Globe is deploying 5G technologies to Globe At Home fixed broadband products next year

5G IN 2019. Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu officially announces their first 5G-enabled offering at an event held on Wednesday, June 6. Photo from Globe